India vs Pakistan
Over 19.1 Ind 102/2 (Karthik 11, Kohli 22)
Kohli wants the single, scampers and makes it. India win. A comprehensive win in a rain affected match. India with by 8 wickets.
Over 19 Ind 101/2 (Karthik 10, Kohli 22)
Riaz into his 4th over. Karthik wants a quick single, Kohli sends him back and rightly so. A quick single for Karthik, who put in the dive Riaz misses the stumps. Kohli swivels and hits it for four, a great shot, he pulled it through the leg side for four. India need 1 to win.
Over 18 Ind 96/2 (Karthik 9, Kohli 18)
Ajmal to finish is quota of 5 overs, Kohli works him to fine leg for a single. Good shot, Karthik gets a boundary from a strong cover drive against a quality spinner. Six from the over, India need 6 more.
Over 17 Ind 90/2 (Karthik 4, Kohli 17)
Riaz to bowl his 3rd over. Run down to third man for a single, Kohli playing good cricket. Another drop and run from Karthik, this pair running well between the wickets. Kohli gets a single through the point region. India need 12 to win from 5 overs.
Over 16 Ind 86/2 (Karthik 3, Kohli 15)
Ajmal to bowl his 4th over. A single to Kohli. Karthik gets an outside edge on it and they will pick up three, Riaz did well to save the boundary. There was a man in the deep but Kohli has hit it well for four, Junaid Khan misjudged that catch. Kohli picks up a single, India need 15 more to win.
Over 15 Ind 78/2 (Karthik 0, Kohli 9)
Misbah continues with Riaz, Dhawan cuts it strongly past point for four, straight out of the middle of the bat. A wide, a cruel call for Riaz because it was a decent ball, smiles all around. Top edged, a lucky boundary behind the keeper for Dhawan. WICKET! Dhawan caught at third man, a poor delivery but Dhawan hits it straight to Jamshed, Dhawan goes for 48, Dinesh Karthik replaces him. Good over from Riaz, especially to the new batsman.
Over 14 Ind 69/1 (Dhawan 40, Kohli 9)
Ajmal replaces Hafeez. They pinch a single, good running from the Indians again. Another touch and run from India, ordinary fielding from Pakistan especially with such a low score. India need 33 more to win.
Over 13 Ind 67/1 (Dhawan 39, Kohli 8)
Wahab Riaz gets the ball, Misbah will have to shuffle his bowlers to adjust to the changed quotas. Kohli just runs the ball down the third man and takes a couple, ran the first one hard and completed the second easily. Riaz has the pace, he needs to bowl a better length though to get a wicket. Kohli picks up a single to third man.
Over 12 Ind 64/1 (Dhawan 39, Kohli 5)
It is bright in Birmingham again, and the game has changed again. No powerplays left, India need 102 from 22 overs, so they need 39 more in 10.3 overs. Hafeez to continue his unfinished over. Two bowlers can bowl 5 and three bowlers can bowl 4 overs. Kohli gets a single to start off proceedings.
Match starts in 20 mins
Rain has stopped and play will resume. This game is a dead rubber of a game, but what if it was not. These rain delays would have us on the edges of our seats. The match will restart after 20 minutes with the target being 122 in 20 overs. No more powerplay overs for India.
Over 11.3 Ind 63/1 (Dhawan 39, Kohli 4)
Dhawan cuts it, stopped at point by Malik, they get a single. Three balls into the over and another rain interruption. Par score at this stage is 35 for 1, for India. If the game is reduced to 20 overs now, the target will be 91.
Over 11 Ind 62/1 (Dhawan 38, Kohli 4)
Ajmal appeals but the umpire is not interested. WICKET! Rohit Sharma comes down the wicket and hits it straight to Misbah at short midwicket. First wicket for Pakistan. Sharma goes for 18 making way for Virat Kohli. A good shot from Kohli, cutting it past point for four. After 11 overs, India are 62 for 1.
Over 10 Ind 57/0 (Dhawan 33, Sharma 17)
Hafeez comes into the attack, another great bowler in this battery for Pakistan. Pakistan need wickets if they want to stay in this game, with or without D/L method. Rohit comes down the wicket and gets a single to long on. A chase for square leg and Dhawan picks up three runs.
Over 9 Ind 52/0 (Dhawan 33, Sharma 17)
The revised target is 157 from 36 overs, Ajmal to continue his over with five balls left. A good over after the break for Pakistan but Dhawan get three from the last ball.
Rain will resume shortly
The covers are off and play will resume shortly.
Over 8.1 Ind 47/0 (Dhawan 29, Sharma 16)
Both the new ball bowlers have bowled 4 overs each, there should be a bowling change coming up. Ajmal brought in to bowl, this will be interesting to see. Two set batsmen looking to attack against the number 2 bowler in international cricket. A bit of concern with a bit of rain, umpires think about it and then let play to continue. Ajmal puts in a strong appeal for lbw, but it is given as runs. Play interrupted again due to rain, but it should be a short delay.
Over 8 Ind 45/0 (Dhawan 27, Sharma 16)
Dhawan drops it in the leg side and pushes for two, Irfan is lazy in the field, they make the second run with ease. A bouncer from Khan, called a wide for height. Dhawan comes down the pitch and misses the ball, Khan sighs. Then he controls the ball through the leg side for a couple of runs. Dhawan, guides it through the point region for three runs, some good batting on display here. End of the 8th over, India 45 for no loss.
Over 7 Ind 37/0 (Dhawan 20, Sharma 16)
Dhawan just drops this into the leg side and calls for two, they make it easily in the end. It is short and Dhawan does not mind hitting it in the air, away from third man for four, another strong shot for him. Quick single to rotate the strike, Dhawan hits it into the ground and Misbah stop the ball at midwicket. Irfan coming around the wicket to Sharma, who upper cuts him for a single, third man gets it on the second bounce. Mishit into the leg side, still earns them a single. Good yorker to finish an otherwise expensive over.
Over 6 Ind 28/0 (Dhawan 12, Sharma 15)
The sun is out in Birmingham, amazing how quickly the weather changes. One slip in place for Khan against Sharma. The boundary riders are fine leg and third man, no one square or straight down the ground. Sharma gets a single to fine leg. Khan has looked more effective against the right-hander, Dhawan comes down the pitch and completely misses this one, Khan smiles and so does Dhawan. He comes down the wicket again, this time smashes it through cover for four, strong, confident shot. Misbah has a short chat with Khan. Dhawan tries to cut again and misses. A quick single to end the over.
Over 5 Ind 22/0 (Dhawan 7, Sharma 14)
Sharma gets into a good position and drives this for four, good balance going into the shot and he finds the gap. Then he pulls one away for four, it was rising on him, but he did well to keep it away from the fielders. Irfan puts in another short ball bouncer and Rohit leaves it alone. Misbah has a short catch with the bowler on his way back. Rohit runs one down to third man to bring Dhawan on strike. Nine from the over.
- 15th Jun 2013
- India won the toss and elected to bowl.
- R A Richard, I J Ian
- TV Umpire
- H D P K Handunnettige
- Match Referee
- B C Brian
- Reserve Umpire
- N J Nigel
india BATTING CARD
|S. Dhawan||c Jamshed b Riaz||48|
|V. Kohli||Not out||22|
|D.K. Karthik||Not out||11|
|Total||19.1 Overs||102 - 2|